Digital Worlds
May 2017

We live, increasingly, in a digital world. This now utterly banal observation may have seemed like science fiction a quarter century ago. Where will we be in another quarter century? It seems like as good a moment as any to take an ethnographic look at the present moment, poised between the real and virtual, on the edge of the Singularity. Here are the detritus of simulated lives and endless digital reproduction: dystopian advertising models, electronic identities, inescapable interconnectivity, enslaving conveniences, and entire collapsed utopian online societies. And yet, the digital world also offers many solutions: egalitarian avenues of communication, artificial intelligence, and pure information, wherever and however we need it. We neither desire nor are able to disconnect, to go back, so digital self-reflection may be essential to finding our collective (interconnected) way forward.

OS Love

by Luc Gut
FILM

Utopia 1.0

by Annie Berman
FILM

Digital Native

by Mahboobeh Mohammadzaki
FILM

A Place I've Never Been

by Adrian Flury
FILM

Blind

by Sampiero Medori
FILM

Digital Physics

by Jonathan Khanlian
FILM

Immunecraft

by Eric Schockmel Megan MacLeod
FILM

The King's Pawn

by Jonah Bleicher
FILM

Feedback

by Heidi Stokes
FILM

Shishette

by Scandar Copti
FILM

archipelago.ch: Fumiya Island

by Adrianne Wortzel
FILM

Data Dance

by Sara Krugman Zubin Pastakia
FILM

The Invention of the Desert

by Thibault Le Texier
FILM

Robota

by David Braun Victor Sala
FILM

Rhizome

by Boris Labbé
FILM

Cloud

by Anne Milne James Zhao
FILM
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